Visualizing the Walled Garden: Communities and Networks post Web 2.0 (part 2)

This post is a follow-up on ‘Walled Garden: Communities and Networks post Web 2.0 (part 1)‘ After discussing the various features of walled gardens, we formed groups and focused on one of the three project topics. Our team took a special interest in the semi-permeability and the root systems and feeds of the walled gardens.… Read more Visualizing the Walled Garden: Communities and Networks post Web 2.0 (part 2)

Walled Garden: Communities and Networks post Web 2.0 (part 1)

Walled Garden is an international working conference that took place in the Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam on the 20th and 21st of November 2008. The Digital Methods Initiative participated in the session titled Mapping the Walled Gardens: Digital methods for researching and visualizing networks on the Web, moderated by Sabine Niederer and Richard Rogers. “What happens… Read more Walled Garden: Communities and Networks post Web 2.0 (part 1)

Presenting a new research blog: Lifetracing

I just launched a new blog called “Lifetracing” as part of a research proposal for Networked, a (networked_book) about (networked_art). The research proposal continues where my thesis left off and focuses more on the networked nature of blogs and in particular on lifestreams. An excerpt from the proposal: I am a networked individual, living my… Read more Presenting a new research blog: Lifetracing

Blogs are boring

When I saw Clay Shirky’s appearance on the Colbert Report of the 3rd of April 2008 I wrote down this quote: Communications tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring. Social effects are more important than just how the technology works. (Clay Shirky) It has stuck to me ever since and when I… Read more Blogs are boring

Bruce Sterling: “The person who comes up with the new buzzword for ‘blog’ should win a Nobel Prize!”

At the Q&A of the Moving Movie Industrie conference someone from the audience asked me what the difference between a journal and a blog is. In my MA thesis I moved away from the genre approach of blogging that often sees blogging as a form of keeping a diary or as a form of journalism.… Read more Bruce Sterling: “The person who comes up with the new buzzword for ‘blog’ should win a Nobel Prize!”

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